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The gal-dem collective: how to set up an independent magazine

Meet the disrupters: creative collective Gal-Dem is changing up British media with its platform for women and non-binary people of colour to write about whatever they like. Meet the team taking on the mainstream.

About gal-dem:

gal-dem is a magazine (online and in print) and creative collective comprised of over 70 women and non-binary people of colour which launched in September 2015.

The aim of gal-dem is to open up our take on the world to a wider audience. We want people from all backgrounds to engage with the work we are doing. It’s no secret that the mainstream media doesn’t represent or reflect us, so we are doing it for ourselves.

gal-dem was founded by Liv Little who, frustrated with the lack of diversity at Bristol University, wanted to reach out to women of colour like herself. The team began to grow and we now have editors, contributors and illustrators who come from all walks of life. We are ready to provide you with thought-provoking content, eye-catching visuals and an abundance of giggles.

As well as producing an online and annual print magazine, we also put on events including, but not limited to, comedy nights, politics panels, film festivals, bi-monthly gal-dem sugar club nights and museum takeovers.


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at 3:45 pm


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